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Blood Test Information

(a.k.a Anti-nuclear antibody (ANA))
minimum sample volume required ~ 5ml

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Special instructions
Time limit for add on = 2 days Interfering substances = none known

Minimum retesting interval
Test should not be repeated within 56 days

Reference range

Linked to
AIP, Immunoblotting

Turnaround Time
7 days

Department: Immunology

Clinical Application
An indirect immunofluorescent assay (IFA)using HEp-2 cell substrate for the identification of auto-antibodies. Can help aid diagnosis of connective tissue and rheumatic diseases.


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